Second Arkansas Drone UAS
Open to novices and experts. Subject matter experts will cover
topics such as FAA UAS compliance, cybersecurity, research, and
Institute Fall Research Symposium
Faculty and research teams are invited to learn about
ABI-supported research on Oct. 25.
- Register by Oct. 11
- Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences
- Contact Leslie
Humphries to register or for more information
Arkansas Nutrition, Obesity,
and Health Research Retreat
An important opportunity to bring scientists from across the
state together to build collaborations and pursue grant funding.
Research Over Easy
Have breakfast with the VPR staff.
NCI Grant Writing Workshop at
The National Cancer Institute is supporting this grant writing
workshop for cancer researchers and administrators.
RazorGrant: IRB Protocol
Learn about the new
IRB submission process.
New Name Reflects a Focus on
Driving economic development through research, innovation and the
commercialization of intellectual property has been an important
focus of the vice provost for research and economic development.
Research, discovery and innovation will become an even more
important role for the university, per the university's eight
guiding priorities, and Jim Rankin will continue leadership of the
research and discovery mission as well as the commercialization of
intellectual property with a new title as vice provost for research
and innovation. Read
more about these changes
Welcome to Pearl
Pearl McElfish is a new
employee at the Office of Research . She has a joint
appointment with UAMS, and she is available to help with National
Institutes of Health proposals and grants.
The Research website now features a Research
Analytics section. This tool contains charts and statistics on
RSSP proposals and awards, peer institution benchmarks, student
retention, graduation and demographics and much more.
First Chancellor's Fund
Research Grants Awarded
More than 30 University of Arkansas faculty have been awarded the
first 10 research grants from the Chancellor’s Discovery,
Creativity, Innovation and Collaboration Fund. Read
more about the Chancellor's Fund awardees.
Startup Crawl a Success
Forty companies were featured at the AR
Startup Crawl on Friday, Sept. 29. The event was co-hosted by
the Arkansas Research and Technology Park.
Research Tool: Social
Explorer brings together a multitude of historic and current
datasets covering demographics, crime, elections, religion,
business, health, environment, and economic development in the US
and around the world. This database not only provides data; it also
allows the user to create maps and other graphics depicting the
data. Social Explorer is a simple enough for students yet it
produces professional-quality reports and graphics.
Research Tool: PolicyMap
provides access to over 15,000 indicators related to demographics,
housing, crime, mortgages, health, jobs, quality of life, and more.
You can view the data geographically at scales as small as street
addresses or census tracts, or through larger areas such as zip
code, county, city, metropolitan statistical area (MSA),
or state. Some data also have unique geographies like
school districts and political boundaries.
Catch Their Attention: Using
Visual Abstracts to Promote Your Research
by Melody Herr
A leading journal just accepted your article for publication. But
while your research team is celebrating, you begin to worry. Will
the journal’s regular readers notice it? Will researchers outside
your field ever see it?
An eye-catching visual abstract (a.k.a. graphic abstract) can
make your article stand out in the crowd. If you want proof, compare
Nature, which includes visual abstracts on its contents
page, with Science, which doesn’t. Journals in fields
ranging from medicine and biology to chemistry and computer science
are now inviting – or requiring – authors to supply a visual
abstract. Each journal has its own specifications, clearly explained
on its website. Elsevier, one of the world’s largest journal
publishers, provides a professional design service for a fee. You
may also hire a student in the U of A’s graphic design program. Contact Professor Maxwell Lane
about working with a student freelancer.
Even if the journal doesn’t require a visual abstract, however,
you may want to create one to promote your research through Twitter,
Instagram, and other social media. For inspiring examples from many
different disciplines, search for #VisualAbstract on Twitter.
Andrew M. Ibrahim, who holds a joint appointment in the
Department of Surgery and the Institute for Healthcare Policy and
Innovation at the University of Michigan, has a long-standing
interest in architectural and graphic design. As Creative Director
for the Annals of Surgery, Ibrahim is an advocate of visual
abstracts, which he compares to movie trailers. In order to help
fellow researchers publicize their work, Ibrahim wrote “A
Primer on How to Create a Visual Abstract” which is freely
available on his website http://www.surgeryredesign.com/.
In fewer than 20 pages, he introduces essential design principles
and walks through the process of creating your abstract,
step-by-step, using a readily-adaptable template. He then offers
tips for sharing your abstract on Twitter and tracking responses.
The communications director in your college may also be able to
You have to be creative to attract attention. A well-designed
abstract shared through social media makes your work both more
visual and more visible. Go ahead, put your research in the
Last Month's Top Awards
the U.S. Department of Education to Janet Penner-Williams, associate
professor of educational leadership, for Project SOAR.
the Health Resources and Services Administration to Marcia Shobe,
professor of social work, for the Behavioral Health Workforce
Education and Training Program.
the National Institutes of Health to Kyle Quinn, assistant professor
of biomedical engineering, for in vivo label-free characterization
of aged skin to predict delayed wound healing.
$744,992 from the
National Institutes of Health to Kyle Quinn, assistant professor of
biomedical engineering, for non-invasive, label-free, quantitative
imaging for chronic wound characterization.
$687,160 from the
National Science Foundation to Claire Terhune, assistant professor
of anthropology, for acquisition of a micro-computed tomography
system for advanced imaging and inter-disciplinary multi-user access
for the University of Arkansas and the US Interior